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Florian Gruber
Assoc. Prof. Mag. Dr. Florian GruberPI

Department of Dermatology
Position: Associate Professor

ORCID: 0000-0003-1094-5641
T +43 1 40400 73734

Further Information


Aging; Oxidative Stress; Phospholipids; Skin Aging

Research group(s)

Research interests

My research is focussed on the role of bioactive lipid mediators in skin biology. We investigate the generation, the biochemistry and the signaling of lipid mediators in basic and translational research projects. 

Selected publications

  1. Song, X. et al., 2017. Autophagy deficient keratinocytes display increased DNA damage, senescence and aberrant lipid composition after oxidative stress in vitro and in vivo. Redox Biology, 11, pp.219-230. Available at:
  2. Ni, C. et al., 2016. Autophagy deficient melanocytes display a senescence associated secretory phenotype that includes oxidized lipid mediators. The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, 81, pp.375-382. Available at:
  3. Gruber, F. et al., 2015. Nrf2 deficiency causes lipid oxidation, inflammation, and matrix-protease expression in DHA-supplemented and UVA-irradiated skin fibroblasts. Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 88, pp.439-451. Available at:
  4. Gruber, F. et al., 2012. A simplified procedure for semi-targeted lipidomic analysis of oxidized phosphatidylcholines induced by UVA irradiation. The Journal of Lipid Research, 53(6), pp.1232-1242. Available at:
  5. Zhao, Y. et al., 2013. Autophagy Is Induced by UVA and Promotes Removal of Oxidized Phospholipids and Protein Aggregates in Epidermal Keratinocytes. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 133(6), pp.1629-1637. Available at: